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The Audition Moment That Helped Laura Prepon Win Her That '70s Show Role

In 2020, Laura Prepon was part of PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing, where she reflected on milestones in her career in the entertainment industry thus far (via Entertainment Weekly). Speaking of her time with “That ’70s Show,” Prepon recalled her audition process for the role of Donna. She mentioned a story where she asked creators Terri and Bonnie Turner what landed her the part. They replied that as soon as Prepon walked in, they just knew immediately that she was the right person for the job. However, Prepon said that they explained that it was the end of her audition that truly sealed the deal. According to Prepon and the Turners, after her screen test, Prepon put her hands on the table, pushed her chair back, and asked, “We good?” to the crew. Apparently, those two words got her the role.

All things considered for what “That ’70s Show” ended up becoming and how well it was received by audiences, this little bit of behind-the-scenes trivia is pretty cool. Hollywood is full of crazy audition stories from the most prominent actors in the business, and Prepon’s is not so much crazy as it is a story of being the perfect fit for the character she would be playing. Prepon is rumored to be returning for the official continuation, “That ’90s Show,” which has no official release date yet but is confirmed to be filming.

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